Quick (6/28/13)

 Are you almost disgusted with life, little man?

I’ll tell you a wonderful trick

that will bring you contentment, if anything can

Do something for somebody, quick!

 

Are you awfully tired with play, little girl?

Wearied, discouraged, and sick -

I’ll tell you the loveliest game in the world,

Do something for somebody, quick!

 

Though it rains like the rain of the flood, little man

and the clouds are forbidding and thick,

You can make the sun shine in your soul, little man

Do something for somebody, quick!

 

Though the stars are like brass overhead, little girl,

and the walks like a well-heated brick

and our earthly affairs in a terrible whirl,

Do something for somebody, quick!